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    Sorry you haven't gotten any replies yet! For fleece, I still think it is a good idea to use anti-pill fleece for hedgehogs. You don't want something that is going to have strings or balls coming off it, because these could get wrapped around their legs or toes. When I had hedgehogs I would...
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    gassy, but otherwise asymptomatic?

    Thanks! I didn't know that about simethicone. I have been getting her out to run around at least once a day. I'm going to call and schedule a vet appointment for her.
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    gassy, but otherwise asymptomatic?

    It's been awhile since I've posted on here, but I I just took in another rescue chin. This chin came to me in a tiny cage with a plastic hidey house, plastic shelves, plastic bowl, etc. She had never had a dust bath in her life, and she is 8 months old. The previous owners were feeding her...
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    Hedgehog Questions

    I had my chinchillas and hedgehogs in the same room with no issues. They were on opposite sides of a rather large room, so it worked out okay. As far as it being 'too many' animals' goes, that all depends on how you feel about it. They all need your attention and care, so don't get more than you...
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    One door closes; Another opens

    I'm so glad you and Harriet found each other :) that is a great story!
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    Help my Chinchilla Hates Girlfriend :(

    I think it would be a good idea to have your girlfriend and the chinchilla spend some more time together. Even if it is just a few minutes at a time, have her talk to the chinchilla and offer chew sticks or something. This may help the chinchilla get used to her. As far as strong smells and...
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    What pellets are best?

    I have no idea what pellets those are. I agree that the grain and other things in the mix could encourage the chinchilla to just eat the parts he/she likes and not the pellets. Plus, when you buy bulk food at a pet store, there is really no way to know how old it is. As time passes the pellets...
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    I think my chinchilla has brain damage. Help

    I would definitely take her to the vet to get everything checked out. They may have ways to help her, and like shenanigans said, they may be able to prevent something like that from happening again.
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    Wood question!

    Thanks for the information. I have heard the rule that you are never supposed to use a tree that has ever been sprayed as well, but I have also heard that it is okay after so many years. My next question is, how do you get a tree that has never ever had any pesticides on it? Even if I were to go...
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    Wood question!

    I have a few chin safe trees and vines on my property, and I know they haven't been treated with any pesticides or fertilizers since I have lived here (about 6 years), but my house is surrounded by farm fields. Would it still be safe to use that wood? Or do I have to worry about run off from...
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    Made my own cage

    I can see them. That cage looks great! I really want to build something like this when I have the time.
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    color id please

    I'm not sure what that color would be called, but he/she is very pretty!
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    Getting a hedgehog and need some help

    Something to consider: as awesome as hedgehogs are as pets, and as hard as it may be to think about not getting one, what would happen to your pet if someone at the dorm finds out you are keeping a pet (which I am assuming from your post is against the rules)? What would happen to the hedgehog...
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    Very bad news

    Garnet is still doing pretty well all things considered. She is eating soft foods still, but I noticed that she is a little dehydrated. I've started using a syringe to give her some water a few times a day. I think she is having trouble getting water out of her bowl because of her mobility...
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    Very bad news

    Sonic passed away today. She wouldn't eat on her own, then she stopped drinking Sunday. We kept syringe feeding her until we could make an appointment for her. Then we got all the way to the vet, signed the papers for euthanasia. . .and when I went to pay my bill she decided to go on her own...
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    Very bad news

    Okay, neither of the pokies ate last night. I'm not sure why they both decided to go on food strike, but we're syringing them today, and I hope they will eat tonight. My boyfriend was in charge of meds last night and he forgot about their Pepcid, so I'm hoping they just had upset stomachs...
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    Very bad news

    On Friday we had to make a trip to the vet for Garnet. Her mouth was bleeding, but it stopped quickly. The vet checked her out and said her bottom teeth are cutting the tumor on the top of her mouth, and that is why it bled. So she is on antibiotics too. Other than that both of them are doing...
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    Very bad news

    Sonic ate on her own last night! She had some Hills A/D and chicken and sweet potato baby food. She didn't seem at all interested in it when I gave it to her last night, but I woke up this morning and it was all gone :)
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    Very bad news

    More news on Sonic: yesterday I had to take her into the vet, even though the one we normally see wasn't there. When I woke up in the morning she was making whimper noises, so I checked on her, and the skin around her eye had broken open and was bleeding. We got her in to the vet and they...
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    Very bad news

    Garnet is doing great so far. She actually just started eating hard kibble (crushed) again a couple days ago. Sonic is having some issues with her eye, it is kind of popping out and looks really gooey. Unfortunately my vet is out of town at a conference right now (I know that she is so good at...